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Neuroblogging


Neuroblogging
Neuroblogging is the aggregate scholarly community which look to consider and comprehend the human nervous system.

Neuroblogger (also called brain blogger) is a neuroscience writer, who uses a blog to convey neuroscience research and news, in an understandable fashion that would be understood by non-scientific minds.

To a neuroblogger, a blog is a journal, that has no limitation as to which article can be posted.

Advantages of brain blogging
I have been brain blogging for some years now and these are the benefits of being a neuroblogger:

1. Free expression on a personal platform (blog).

2. Makes you more prolific.

3. Meeting similar minds online

4. Connects you with other scientists globally.

5. No financial cost of publishing, unlike traditiinal journals.

6. Knowing what's trendy

7. Science blogging generally makes you set  goals and meet deadlines.

Disadvantages of brain blogging
The benefits of brain blogging having explained, below are some of the disavantages of being a brain blogger:

1. Time consuming because it requires dedication, passion and love for writing and helping others find it.

2. Could result in plagiarism and non-acceptance of your research paper in traditional journal if you do not publish the paper their first, before blogging it.


Subject matter of a brain blogger

The subject matter of neuroscience is the nervous system which would be expounded further:

Nervous system

The nervous system is a perplexing system of nerves and cells that convey messages to and from the brain and spinal cord to different parts of the body.
The nervous incorporates both the Central nervous system and Peripheral nervous system. The Central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord and The Peripheral nervous system is comprised of the Somatic and the Autonomic nervous systems.

The Central nervous system

The central system is partitioned into two noteworthy parts: brain and spinal cord

The brain

The brain exists in the skull and is formed like a mushroom. The brain comprises of four essential parts:

  • the brain stem
  • the cerebrum
  • the cerebellum
  • the diencephalon

The brain weighs around 1.2 to 1.5 kg. It has nerve cells called the neurons and supporting cells called the glia.

There are two sorts of matter in the cerebrum: gray matter and white matter. Gray matter gets and stores motivations. Cell assortments of neurons and neuroglia are in the dim matter. White matter in the mind conveys driving forces to and from dim matter. It comprises of the nerve filaments (axons).

The brain stem

The brain stem is otherwise called the Medulla oblongata. It is situated between the pons and the spinal cord and is just around one inch long.

The cerebrum

The cerebrum frames the main part of the brain and is upheld on the brain stem. The cerebrum is partitioned into two halves. Each side of the cerebrum controls the functions of the side of the body inverse to it.

The halves of the brain are further separated into four projections:

  • Frontal brain
  • Temporal brain
  • Parietal brain
  • Occipital brain

The cerebellum

This is situated behind and underneath the cerebrum

The diencephalon

The diencephalon is otherwise called the fore brain. It incorporates the thalamus and hypothalamus. Thalamus regulates the relay of sensory impulses [except smell] to and fro the brain.

The hypothalamus is a little piece of the diencephalon

Other parts of the brain

Different parts of the cerebrum incorporate the midbrain and the pons:
  1. the midbrain gives conduction pathways to and from higher and lower focuses
  2. the pons goes about as a pathway to higher structures; it contains conduction pathways between the medulla and higher cerebrum focuses

The spinal cord
The spinal rope is along tube like structure which stretches out from the brain. The spinal cord is made up of a progression of 31 pairs. A couple of spinal nerves leaves each section. The locale of the spinal cord from which a couple of spinal nerves begins is known as the spinal carnal. Both engine and tangible nerves are situated in the spinal cord.

The spinal cord is around 43 cm long in grown-up ladies and 45 cm long in grown-up men and weighs around 35-40 grams. It exists in the vertebral segment, the accumulation of bones (spine).

Different parts and functions of the central  nervous system

The meninges are three layers or layers that cover the brain and the spinal cord. The furthest layer is the dura mater. The center layer is the arachnoid, and the deepest layer is the pia mater. The meninges offer protection to the brain and the spinal cord by going about as a boundary against microscopic organisms and different microorganisms.

The Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) flows around the brain and spinal cord. It secures and feeds the brain and spinal cord, serving as a cushion to the brain and spinal cord.

Now, it would make sense to look at some variables that Neurobloggers blog about:
  • Neuroplasticity & Learning and Memory
  •    Perception
  • Movement
  • Emotion & Affective Disorders
  • Nervous System Development & Aging
  •  Intelligence
  • Forgetting
  • Neurolonguistics
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Decision making
  • Brain imaging
  • Social neuroscience
It is notable that the above list is composed of overlapping variables between neuroscience [behavioural neuroscience] and psychology. Do you have more behavioural variables you think I should neuroblog? 


Source: News Medical

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